Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

 

For more than 15 years, Munich-born photographer Michael Wolf has been observing life in the cities, which has resulted in a unique and iconic body of work. After moving to Hong Kong in 1994, he created a number of photo series about life in the sprawling, rapidly modernising cities around the region. In ‘Architecture of Density‘, he focused on the dizzying high-rise apartment buildings in Hong Kong, while in ‘Tokyo Compressions‘ he explored the claustrophobic nature of Tokyo subways during peak hours of daily commute.

 

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

 

When Wolf’s wife, an established photo editor, wanted the family to move to Paris in 2008, the photographer decided to turn his lens away from the obvious sites and cliches synonymous with the ‘City of Lights’. Instead, he turned his finely tuned eye to Paris Rooftops, focusing on capturing interesting geometry compositions, muted colours, old walls with small pops of antennas and terracotta chimneys. I can just imagine all the “fun” he would’ve had trying to work out ways to climb up old rickety ladders and squeeze through trap doors to get there. Incredible.

You might also like exploring his Paris Tree Shadows series. What a clever man.

 

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace

Paris Roof Tops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Yellowtrace


[All images © Michael Wolf.]

 

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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